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Betty Boop's Big Boss


Published 1933




Producer Max Fleischer
Sponsor Paramount Publix Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, black and white

Reviews

Reviewer: BoopBoopaddoop - - March 25, 2010
Subject: now this is a reason why betty boop had to be tamed
Actually i take that Back!

Little ann Little was Busy in 1933 playing betty boop in Real Life for the Betty Boop Act,

so basically little ann little voiced betty from 1931- 1932

so the voice in this cartoon was done by Kate Wright
Reviewer: Pandarsson - - January 1, 2008
Subject: A quick education for the ignorant
No, it wasn't made for kids any more than the Three Stooges or any other short subject stars were. It was made for adult movie goers to view before the feature film. This is why Betty Boop (at least before the Hayes Act) was always (not just in this cartoon) sexy, a middle-aged sailor named Popeye smoked, drank and got into fights, and the Three Stooges did all sorts of ill-advised things and beat each other up pretty regularly. Yes, some cartoons (especially those made by Disney) were aimed at kids or were at least kid-friendly, but many animated shorts were shown before films made for adults. The fact that kids later became the sole focus of animation was mainly due to the influence of Disney. Thankfully, this has somewhat been reversed in recent years with great examples such as the gritty animated films of Ralph Bakshi (such as the screen adaptation of "Fritz the Cat", "Wizards", "Street Fight" and "Heygoodlookin'") which deal with everything from sexual exploration, gang violence and racism and get downright pornographic at times. And then there's the Simpsons and all the Simpsons-inspired animated series. Don't forget two movies inspired by stories from the magazine "Heavy Metal". I won't even go into the explosion of popularity for Japanese animation except to say that if you think animation is for kids and can't otherwise provide an engaging, thought-provoking story that can keep you on the edge of your seat, watch "Akira". So, please, don't pick on sweet Betty.
Reviewer: samrees - - March 18, 2006
Subject: a little oversexed........
this was made for kids?! not one of my faves....
Reviewer: David G. - - November 21, 2005
Subject: Why the Tune?
The tune of "Jesus Loves The Little Children" was originally written by George Root during the Civil War as a Northern marching song called "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp"
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - May 10, 2005
Subject: Why Is the Army Marching to "Jesus Loves the Little Children"?
ItÃÂÃÂs the height of the Depression, so when Betty Boop sees a ÃÂÃÂGirl WantedÃÂÃÂ sign, she comes on hard to the boss in order to get the job. After she gets hired, the boss comes on hard to her, but before you can say ÃÂÃÂsexual harassment,ÃÂÃÂ sheÃÂÃÂs called out not only every cop in town, but the army and navy, too. This is a wonderfully weird and silly Betty, with anthropomorphic inanimate objects aplenty, and side jokes that you almost miss, such as the cops who are determined to arrest the boss for bad acting. Great fun.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.
Reviewer: Little Nemo - - April 11, 2005
Subject: Hmmm
Pretty outrageous - Betty gets a depression-era job with her overt sexuality and hints, then is horrified when the boss comes on to her, then gives in to him just when most of the nation's military forces have been mobilised to defend her honour!
As usual, inanimate objects are the funniest, like the door.
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